‘Invasion of Europe’ news…..
They say that Italy’s huge effort (soon to end) to rescue the ‘boat people’ illegal migrants trying to reach Europe from North Africa has created a “pull factor.” No kidding!
Having followed this issue for years, I never dreamed I would see the day when some European country would have the guts to tell this important truth!
And, remember American readers, we have created a “pull factor” by taking illegal migrants who reach Malta to the US as refugees!
Britain says it won’t join an EU program to help rescue refugees and migrants sailing across the Mediterranean, expressing sentiments that echo the policy on ‘maritime arrivals’ adopted in Australia.
Asked recently in the House of Lords what naval or air-sea rescue contribution the British government would make to the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, foreign minister Baroness Anelay replied:
“We do not support planned search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. We believe that they create an unintended ‘pull factor’, encouraging more migrants to attempt the dangerous sea crossing and thereby leading to more tragic and unnecessary deaths.”
The ‘humanitarian industrial complex’ has reacted with not-unexpected rage!
But refugee advocates have reacted with anger to the British government’s refusal to take part in future search operations in the Mediterranean.
“The British government seems oblivious to the fact that the world is in the grip of the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War,” Maurice Wren, chief executive of British Refugee Council said in a statement.
So what is their answer—MORE legal immigration!
“The answer isn’t to build the walls of fortress Europe higher, it’s to provide more safe and legal channels for people to access protection.”
See our ‘invasion of Europe’ series here. And, if you have time, see our seven years of stories about the mess we have created for Malta. We took 531 of Malta’s illegal aliens to the US in FY2014! (See that there were 434 cases and 531 individuals admitted, that means most were single adults.)
Some Somali young man who got on a boat in North Africa (probably Libya) is now being cared for with your tax dollars in your town.